Dimeo Construction Company was recently selected as construction manager for the University’s new STEM Research Center, as part of the Northwest Science Quad District. This new campus district will house the expansion of UCONN’s research enterprise in a distinct campus quadrangle. It will be designed to meet both the current and future programmatic requirements of the University as it seeks to balance the anticipated rise in student enrollment in STEM programs with future research needs. The building program includes research, teaching, administrative, a clean room, a series of material science-specific core labs, a 300-seat auditorium and support spaces.
The primary occupant of the new building will be the Institute of Material Sciences (IMS). The Institute will be relocating from its current home on the Storrs campus located in the Gant complex. It is anticipated that faculty located in Science 1 will bring a complement of shared facilities among them a Clean Room and a series of material science specific core labs. In addition to IMS, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) teaching labs will be relocated to Science One so that undergraduates can be kept near advanced research and laboratories.